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LADYBIRD IN FOCUS: WOMEN

A NEW DISPLAY IN THE LADYBIRD GALLERY
August 29, 2018 - February 17, 2019

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Start:
August 29
End:
February 17, 2019
Time:
Normal opening times
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Women - ladybird in focus exhibition. Image shows woman on left speaking to a man on the right.

Who is your favourite female character in Ladybird Books? 

 

From the 1950s to the 1970s Ladybird Books were published on a huge range of subjects and, hidden within these volumes, distinct gender roles for women are portrayed and cemented. As a product of their time, Ladybird Books give an intriguing insight into post-World War Two society and what was expected of women. 

 

Showcased in the Ladybird Gallery, Women displays highlighted works of art and books in which the gender norms of female characters are examined. Taken from a new perspective, the display and position of women throughout Ladybird Books is given a closer look in both fictional and non-fictional tales.

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